Small Haul from Canada and Portugal #travel #shopping

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Shopping in Canada… Paradise!

I didn’t get to go often, but here is my loot! I got myself aย Sephora Collection Make No Mistake Foundation Conceiler Stick! It is perfect and gives me almost full coverage, depending on how I apply it! I can even use it as a conceiler around my eyes!

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Rainforest of the Sea Drops ย were on my wishlist since forever! I remember seeing them on Instagram! Let me tell you… they are as awesome as they appear! I can use them as a moisturising layer on top of my makeup or just as a gentle highlighter! It is very liquid though, so be careful opening and using it so it doesn’t spill! I’d die if it fell over! #calamity lol

Those were my “luxury” purchases! It got a bit more reasonable after that! lol

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Bath and Body Works was a must! I went in to pick up a present for my mum and ended up with these lovely candles for myself! They are small, but the smell spreads throughout the apartment!

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I also picked up this LUSH bathbomb. It was about 7.00$. Just don’t ask me which flavour it was, all I know is that it smells amazing and I haven’t even tried it yet! I will defile the bathtub asap!

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I’ve always wanted to learn Calligraphy so when I found this set for 20.00$ I had to have it! It comes with the pens, ink and a practice book! Loves it!

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I picked up these two books to satisfy my inner nerd!ย The Mammoth Book of the Mafiaย I got at the airport in Portugal so I didn’t get to take a good picture!

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In Lisbon airport I picked up these stickers for 2.00$ at the Accessorize Store! I’ll use them to mark any pet-related activities in my Happy Planner! Too cute!

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Finally I couldn’t resist these cute sparkly headphones! However they don’t really sit well in my ears and keep falling out! What a pitty! Or maybe I just need bigger ears? Lol

That’s it for my Small Haul from my trip! I hope you enjoyed it!

Happy Shopping! xoxo!ย 

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One day in Toronto…

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We had one day in downtown Toronto as it wasn’t a major sightseeing trip, but we still managed to see a few things! The CN Tower being one of them! Beautiful! #nofilter

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The sky while driving into town was beautiful too! There’s nothing quite like Canadian sunsets!

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What could have been…, The Palm on Yonge Street! At one point I viewed the model suites here, but then I ended up moving to Spain! Now I wish I’d just bought the condo!

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Driving through town, still on Yonge Street! So many new condos! I love it!

Random fact from Wikipedia: Apparently Yonge street isn’t the longest street in the world! It is only 86 km long! Who knew! #calamity If you wish to read the entire article I’ll insert the link here;ย Yonge Street Actual Facts

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Just a random shot from the parking garage! Can you spot the CN Tower?

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Once we got downtown, we saw the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. I haven’t stayed here yet, but I hear it’s fantastic! Maybe next trip?

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Here’s a view of the city I love!

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Something out of this world! I have no idea where I took this picture, but it’s gorgeous!

Here’s a link to the video of driving downtown if you want to visualise…

Driving in Toronto

Happy Holidays and Catch those Flights! xoxoย 

I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award! #excited

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First of all, thank you Isabelle atย BeautyAndTheBlog98ย for nominating me! I am happy you enjoy my posts! I also enjoy reading your blog, the product reviews are always great and you make me aware of new brands that I am maybe not aware of! Your pictures are gorgeous and your personal sections are inspiring and entertaining! Loves it! So if anyone is looking to follow a cool new makeup-blog, go check out Isabelle’s page! I highly recommend it!

My favourite blog at the moment is Becca’s blog atย Beccapbeautyย ! It’s beautifully designed and the pictures are always gorgeous! It makes me want to run out and buy all the products! Not only does it feature beautiful pictures and great reviews of new and unusual products, it’s also includes lifestyle posts about vegan food and animal friendly brands which is something I love!

10 Random Facts about me:

  1. My real name is Alice, but all my social media is Yatsina… it happened randomly so now I guess I’ll stick with it…
  2. I am Canadian, Austrian and Jamaican!
  3. I am a #parisvegan as in, a vegetarian, trying to go vegan… for the animals!
  4. I love travelling and moving house or country! There is no place I wouldn’t go!
  5. I am an insomniac!
  6. I put on football bets and win even though I have no idea about football!
  7. I used to be shy!
  8. I love dancing and Caribbean Carnival and try to play mass once a year! Expect pictures…lol
  9. The dog you see in the pictures is not mine, I babysit Bob the Yorkie!
  10. The cat you see is mine! Chinue moved with me to Spain from Canada, and will be moving back with me when I go!

5-10 Blogs I’d like to nominate…ย 

Most blogs I follow are not new…but here are the ones I’d like to nominate for the award!

Lensembledujour

Le Paradis de Noemie

Makeup She Said

The Estella Initiative

Siez The Day

Here are the instructions for if you are nominated for the award;

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and put a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.

2. Display the award on your blog โ€” by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a โ€œwidgetโ€ or a โ€œgadgetโ€. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.) At the bottom of this post, Iโ€™ve included a whole lot of images you can use for your 2017 Liebster Award.

3. For the 2017 Liebster Award, I will be shaking things up! Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.

4. Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (This year Iโ€™m making this optional. If you wish to engage with your readers itโ€™s a great idea to include random facts about you.)

5. Nominate 5 โ€“ 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200ย followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

Thank you again for the nomination! And Happy Cybering!ย 

Little Things! Shopping Haul!

As always, I love shopping for the little things to spice up my life!

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And Primark is always my favourite destination! So here’s what I got!…

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This plastic clutch was only 4.00$ and holds everything I need so I plan to use it as a purse! It photographs off-white but is actually quite bright! Here are some pics where I used it to spice up my standard summer outfit consisting of a t-shirt and shorts!

I also got this Strobe Highlight Kit which was on sale for 2.00$! It’s not very pigmented but I have used it on my cheeks as well as my eyes! It’s quite cute!

I also got two packs of press on nails for 1.50$ each! A total bargain and I always love their fashionable colours and designs!

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I’ve put on the light beige set and for extra fun, added some OPI Hello Kitty nailpolish! And a matching pedicure!

Here’s the close-up of my hand! The shape is gorgeous!

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Finally I went to the local makeup-shop called Primor! They sell makeup and body care products that range from low to high end brands and I love this shop! This trip I picked up this eyeshadow/ eyeliner from MUA on sale for 1.00$ which I love, although it isn’t as pigmented as I expected…

Her is a picture of it when I put it on by itself…

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So instead I used it as a base, and layering other colours it looks good!

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So as part of my series of calamities I’ve been going through lately, the landlord is doing construction on my patio, replacing the tiles! So I have lost some of my photo-taking-set! However my assistant thinks, taking the pics by the old flower-pot is just as fun! And who’s to argue with a cute Yorkie?…

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Bob and I hope life is treating you well and you’re enjoying fall! …Happy Shopping!

Random finds! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ

Whoever designed this is brilliant! I’m currently using it as my screensaver and it makes me happy just looking at it! ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ
These nails also incorporate the cheerful summer colors! So cute!

I’ve been using my Happy Planner religiously and it’s keeping me sane and in control of everything, especially as we are planning on moving soon! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ”ฐ๐Ÿ’ฑ I found this idea on Pinterest (@yatsina) for keeping track of your seasonal #bucketlist and I would like to try something similar for fall! I’ll share the results in a future post!๐Ÿ’Ÿ

Finally I’m sharing this quote which I think totally applies! Some friendships are truly forever! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ

Hope you’re enjoying the end of the summer season! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ

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Spring Nail Ideas! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ’œ

Plotting a trip to the nail salon tomorrow so I went looking for some ideas! Now I just hope they have some similar colors!  Here are my favorite spring trends! ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

So pretty! Love the design! 

Beautiful in pink!

Natural with an accent nail! 

Love this blue color! 

Finally my favorite one is this sunny neon design! ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ’Ÿ

Wish me luck at the salon that they’ll be able to recreate one of these ideas!  

Happy spring! ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’˜